Episode 95

Develop the person first and their welfare, rather than the athlete - Joe McDonnell, GB athletics sprint coach

Published on: 4th June, 2021

Joe McDonnell is an athletics sprint coach and part of the British Athletics coaching team.

Joe speaks to me from European Para-athletics European Championships in Bydgosczc in Poland.

He talks openly and candidly about the coaching issues over the last 12 months and his hopes for Tokyo. Joe believes individual welfare and development as a person comes way before athletic development.

If you'd like to contact me, I'm at markshardlow@icloud.com

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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.